The fireworks disaster of Enschede made 13 May 2000 a dark day. Huge parts of the quarter Roombeek were destroyed. Read more.
This disaster shattered Enschede itself, but also the Netherlands and the rest of the world. It is known as the fireworks disaster of Enschede. In Dutch: Vuurwerkramp Enschede. The catastrophe was caused by a fire in a fireworks storage in Roombeek. Huge explosions followed and destroyed large parts of the neighborhood. 23 people did not survive the fireworks disaster and 974 people were badly injured. Over 50 homes were destroyed completely and tens of houses were damaged seriously.
The website of Vuurwerkramp Enschede contains more information (in Dutch) about the neighborhood and the fireworks disaster itself, including a collection of pictures.